It's the comforting ritual that gets the day started. It's the complement to conversation. It's warmth on a cold day.
It's a beloved beverage that deserves to be celebrated.
And that's exactly what happens each year on September 29.
How It Started
National Coffee Day celebrations are rumored to have started in 2005. However, it wasn't until 2009, when the Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans declared September 29 as National Coffee Day, that it started gaining recognition as a "holiday."
How It's Going
Though originally created to kick off the inaugural New Orleans Coffee Festival, National Coffee Day has since evolved into a celebration observed and embraced by coffee lovers nationwide.
Considering the United States consumes more coffee than any other country in the world, and drinking it became something of a patriotic duty after the Boston Tea Party, it only seems fitting that we have our own day to celebrate. The rest of the globe salutes their love for java on International Coffee Day, observed October 1.
How to Celebrate
Want to mark the occasion with more than just an average cup of joe? There are a whole latte different ways to espresso your love for coffee (sorry, we couldn't resist...).
☕️ Head to a SipWithMe machine and customize your favorite beverage!
☕️ Surprise a friend, family member or co-worker with their favorite coffee drink.
☕️ Support a local coffee roaster by purchasing a bag of their beans to enjoy at home.
☕️ Meet up with a friend at your favorite coffee shop to enjoy a handcrafted beverage and meaningful conversation.
☕️ Try something new! Get out of your coffee rut and try a new blend or a new type of coffee-based beverage.
☕️ Give your coffee amenity a jolt by upgrading to SipWithMe! Drop us a line, and you could be drinking barista-quality coffee every day of the year!
Did you know there are multiple opportunities to celebrate coffee throughout the year? Here are a few of our favorites:
September 29: National Mocha Day
October 1: International Coffee Day
October 7: National Frappe Day
October 28: SipWithMe's Birthday
November 8: National Cappuccino Day
November 23: National Espresso Day
December 3: National Peppermint Latte Day
December 15: National Gingerbread Latte Day
If you want to plan ahead for next year...
January 20: National Coffee Break Day
January 25: Irish Coffee Day
February 11: National Latte Day
April 20: National Cold Brew Day
July 26: National Coffee Milkshake Day
August: National Coffee Month
September 6: National Coffee Ice Cream Day
Coffee Fun Facts
A fun fact about these fun facts? They're all featured on the HD displays built into our SipWithMe devices.
☕️ Coffee is created from the roasted and ground seeds of the fruit of a coffee tree - Coffea - which grows in tropical climates all around the world.
☕️ Legend has it that Kaldi, a 9th century goat herder, first discovered coffee in a forest in Ethiopia, when he noticed his goats were extra energized after eating mysterious beans. However, it wasn't until the 1700s that the beverage started to spread worldwide.
☕️ Coffee trees take 2-5 years to mature before being able to produce coffee cherries. The slow development of the plant leads to a richer and more developed taste in each cup of coffee. Once the cherries are ripened, farmers will harvest around 1-1.5 pounds of coffee per tree (annually).
☕️ Most coffee producing companies are found near the Equator, between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, where there is continuous rainfall. This area is known as the "Coffee Belt."
☕️ There are 2 main types of coffee: arabica and robusta. Though there are hundreds of species of coffee plants, arabica and robusta are the most used commercially. Arabica is sweeter, with higher acidity, featuring complex aromas and flavors. Robusta is smaller, has a higher caffeine content and features an intense, full-bodied taste.
☕️ Coffee drinkers tend to live longer! Studies have shown that people who drink coffee in moderation have a longer lifespan, plus a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 Diabetes and Parkinson's.
☕️ Espresso means "pressed out" in Italian. Espresso is traditionally made by pressing coffee grounds very tightly and forcing boiling water through the packed grounds.
☕️ Coffee is one of the most traded commodities in the world, followed closely by oil.
☕️ Coffee has more flavors than wine. Coffee has about 1,500 aromatic characteristics, while wine only has 200.
Let's all raise our mugs high to celebrate the joy and connection coffee brings to our lives. Happy National Coffee Day!